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August 8, 2019:


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Well, dear readers, as I write these here notes, our little Indiegogo campaign, which is not quite a day-and-a-half old has reached 75% of its goal – I’d say that’s pretty astonishing and it makes me very happy. I am really hoping we can reach the goal soon so that we have plenty of time to cover fees, go into a stretch goal, and really do this DVD up right.  The more we raise, the more we can do.  I’ve put up new perks, so do check them out – they’re really fun.


Yesterday was a fine little day. Nothing terribly interesting happened, save for the fun of watching us go from 49% to 75% in twelve hours – why, if we were to do that exact percentage rise today, we would reach our goal – wouldn’t that be AMAZING.  Wouldn’t we all dance a jig?  Well, why not?  Let’s DO it! I got seven hours of sleep, answered e-mails, had some telephonic conversations, printed out orders, added perks that went right away, added more, and then I went to the mail place and picked up a couple of packages.  After that, I drove to that pizza place nearby that I’d ordered from last week and got three slices of pepperoni pizza to go.  I brought it home and ate it all up and it was really quite good. Total calorie count for the three was nine hundred calories.  I ended up eating some pistachios and a little prosciutto later in the evening, so I probably had 1200 calories in all.  Then I got some videos from last Sunday’s Kritzerland at 100 show, so I’ll share some right about now, as I didn’t really do much last evening, other than listen to music, watch half a motion picture (Quatermass 2), and add perks.  Here’s our little opening number, Loopin’ the Loop, cut from Chicago, with Chloe Haven and Sami Staitman.

Here’s Daniel Bellusci doing this song I wrote a few weeks ago – this is the one where I found a typed lyric in the garage, circa 1989, that I’d never set to music.  I made a few adjustments to the lyric and wrote a tune I liked, and boy did it go over well.

Here’s little Peyton Kirkner doing Show Off from The Drowsy Chaperone.  She just gets better and better and we’ve got some big plans for her next year.

Here’s my little arrangement of You Make Me Feel So Young – I did this for the Group Rep cabaret and it went over so well I thought we’d do it here – I wrote the parody lyric in the middle.

Here’s Sami doing my 1971 song from my musical Start at the Top – Whatever’s Good for You, a song we performed on The Merv Griffin Show.

Here’s Chloe Haven doing Doin’ What Comes Naturally from Annie Get Your Gun – she won the LA’s Next Great Stage Star contest.

Finally, here’s Adrienne Stiefel doing So Many Empty Rooms from Levi, written by Richard M. Sherman and li’l ol’ me.  Adrienne did the original private reading of the show and it was her performance that led me to think we were missing a song for her character – which is why we then wrote this.

Perhaps I’ll have more tomorrow.  Of course, uploading all those took most of the evening.

Today, I’ll be up when I’m up, I’ll do the usual things, I think I have a little phone interview to do at noon – unless it’s tomorrow – can’t remember.  I will, of course, keep my eye on the Indiegogo campaign and perhaps put up a couple of new perks – I REALLY want to reach our goal – that would just be so fantastic.  At around two I’ll mosey on over to the Wood of Holly and the Dome Theater to attend the three o’clock show of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  Depending on how I feel, I’ll either eat in Hollywood, or I’ll brave the traffic and eat in the Valley.  Once home, I’ll check on the campaign and then finish the movie (Quatermass 2) and then relax.

Tomorrow, I don’t really have stuff during the day, so it will be finishing choosing songs, and then I’m seeing a show in the evening and either supping before or after, not necessarily in that order.  I have no idea what the weekend holds, but I hope whatever it holds is FUN.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, do the usual things, do a phone interview (unless it’s tomorrow), keep my eye on the Indiegogo campaign, put up more perks if necessary, see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, eat, hopefully pick up packages and important mail, then relax.  Today’s topic of discussion: When you were growing up, what were your favorite soda pops? Did you save and return the empties, collect the bottlecaps?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have had another great Indiegogo day.

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